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The Road., BELLOC, HILAIRE:
21 BELLOC, HILAIRE: The Road.
The British Reinforced Concrete Engineering Co. Ltd. 1923 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In beige cloth boards with gilt to brown morocco title label on light brown cloth spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Boards slightly darkened along top edges. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 218pp. With b/w line drawings and maps. An unusual book from this author. A history of roads and road transport in England. It was taken up and bought by The British Reinforced Concrete Engineering Company to be issued to those involved in the construction and development of roads in this country. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Green and Pleasant Land. Poetry of the English Countryside. Pictures by Gordon Beningfield., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
22 BENINGFIELD, GORDON: Green and Pleasant Land. Poetry of the English Countryside. Pictures by Gordon Beningfield.
Selectabook. Devizes. 2003 
Size 10.0 x 7.0 inches, oblong. In illustrated hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; front slightly faded. Price clipped).Small stain to bottom edge affecting some pages inside. Else a clean and tight copy. 125pp. Collection of poems by various authors on themes of English countryside and nature, illustrated by Gordon Beningfield. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Hope Against Hope. And Other Stories. Signed LTD edition., BENSON, Stella;
23 BENSON, Stella; Hope Against Hope. And Other Stories. Signed LTD edition.
Macmillan & Co. 1931 1st ltd ed 
10.5 x 6.5 ins. Half bound in white/cream cloth to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering and edging to cloth. top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners bumped and nicked at leading edges. Spine darkened with some minor rubbing. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Signed by author opposite half-title page. Pages rough cut else very clean and tight throughout. 152pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Minerva Press. 1790 - 1820, BLAKEY, Dorothy;
24 BLAKEY, Dorothy; The Minerva Press. 1790 - 1820
London The Bibliographical Society, Oxford. 1939 (for 1935) 
Size 9 x 7 inches. Half bound in cream cloth to spine and grey paper covered boards. Black lettering to spine. In very good condition. Spine a little darkened. Boards slightly faded around edges. Some spotting to top page edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 339pp. 9 Collotype Illustrations (1 double page.) 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Wild Flowers: or, Pastoral and Local Poetry, author of the Farmer’s Boy and Rural Tales., BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT:
25 BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT: Wild Flowers: or, Pastoral and Local Poetry, author of the Farmer’s Boy and Rural Tales.
London. 1812 
Size 4.0 x 6.5 inches. Re-backed with original boards in full calf leather binding and gilt to spine and maroon morocco title label. 132pp. With b/w engraved plates. In very good condition. Re-backed with original boards and endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1813. Small name label to front free endpaper. Illustrations have marked pages opposite. Else a clean and tight copy. Collection of pastoral poems from 1812 by Robert Bloomfield, the Suffolk labouring class poet and author of ‘The Farmer’s Boy’. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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Constantia and Francis. An Autumn Evening. Limited edition., BLUNDEN, EDMUND:
26 BLUNDEN, EDMUND: Constantia and Francis. An Autumn Evening. Limited edition.
Privately Printed for Friends of Elkin Mathews Ltd. 1931 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In paper cover. In very good condition. Covers and pages clean and un-creased. 3pp. Poem by Edmund Blunden in limited edition of 200 of which this is 95. Printed for the friends of Elkin Mathews Ltd, the booksellers. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Shells by a Stream. New poems., BLUNDEN, EDMUND:
27 BLUNDEN, EDMUND: Shells by a Stream. New poems.
London. Macmillan & Co. 1944 1st edition. 
In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. 60pp. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed with small chips along edges. Old repairs with sticky tape inside. Not price clipped). Presentation inscription on front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. Not war poems in the ordinary sense...not a casual optimism, his vision is one of an ultimate flowering of many hopes often seemingly frustrated. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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A Voyage From Utopia. Edited with an Introduction by M. F. Lloyd-Prichard., BRAY, John Francis;
28 BRAY, John Francis; A Voyage From Utopia. Edited with an Introduction by M. F. Lloyd-Prichard.
London, Lawrence and Wisheart Ltd. 1957 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In dark brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges, slightly darkened. Small price label to inner flap.) Minor rubbing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Some spotting to page edges. Else a very clean and tight copy. 192pp. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Testament of Beauty. A Poem in 4 Books by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate. Second edition with the Author’s final corrections., BRIDGES, ROBERT:
29 BRIDGES, ROBERT: The Testament of Beauty. A Poem in 4 Books by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate. Second edition with the Author’s final corrections.
Oxford. Clarendon Press 1938 2nd edition. 
Size 7.0 x 8.75 inches. In marbled hard card covers with gilt to vellum spine. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small marks. Slight browning and mild foxing. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Many pages uncut/unopened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 175pp. With portrait frontis. Publisher's note tipped in at the back. Produced near the end of his life and probably the poet’s best work. Scarce with dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her sisters. Haworth edition. With Introductions to the works by Mrs Humphry Ward and an Introduction and notes to the Life by Clement K. Shorter. In Seven Volumes with portraits and illustrations., BRONTE, CHARLOTTE, EMILY, ANNE / MRS GASKELL:
30 BRONTE, CHARLOTTE, EMILY, ANNE / MRS GASKELL: The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her sisters. Haworth edition. With Introductions to the works by Mrs Humphry Ward and an Introduction and notes to the Life by Clement K. Shorter. In Seven Volumes with portraits and illustrations.
London, Smith, Elder and Co. 1899 1st thus. 
Tall 8vo. (Approx 8 x 5 inches.) In green cloth covers with gilt to spine gilt monograms to fronts. Top edges gilt. Black endpapers. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges of cloth. Some light rubbing marks to front and spine of Wildfell Hall. Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre have slight rubbing nr bottom of spine. Jane Eyre hinges cracked between endpapers. Neat inscription to endpaper of a couple of vols “Giddiups”. Letters stuck to front endpaper of Jane Eyre (has slightly torn top of endpaper) Some light foxing to frontis engravings and page edges. Else inside pages very clean and tight throghout. Nice copies. --- The collected works of the Bronte sisters including the poems of Emily and Anne. Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Professor, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Mrs Gaskell. Some of the photographs are of the purported settings of the novels. The Professor, has poems under the pen names of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, with a short selection of verses by Rev Patrick Bronte. 7 volumes. Illustrated with line drawings, engravings and b/w photographs. 
Price: 185.00 GBP
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Speak to the Hills. An Anthology of Twentieth Century British and Irish Mountain Poetry. Foreword by Norman Nicholson. Signed limited edition., BROWN, HAMISH / BERRY, MARTYN (eds):
31 BROWN, HAMISH / BERRY, MARTYN (eds): Speak to the Hills. An Anthology of Twentieth Century British and Irish Mountain Poetry. Foreword by Norman Nicholson. Signed limited edition.
Aberdeen University Press. 1985 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 9.25 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 530pp. With b/w photographs. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. A rare anthology of over 600 poems with a mountain theme, by more than 300 writers. This is No. 31 of a limited edition for subscribers, and signed by the editors. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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The Pilgrim’s Progress. The Noel Douglas Replicas. LIMITED EDITION, 66/100., BUNYAN, John;
32 BUNYAN, John; The Pilgrim’s Progress. The Noel Douglas Replicas. LIMITED EDITION, 66/100.
Noel Douglas, Great Ormond Street, London. 1928 1st thus 
Size approx 4.5 x 6.5 inches. Vellum bound with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some scuff/chipped damage to top edges of boards and spine, one minor chip to centre of spine. Owners bookplate to front endpaper, pages clean and tight, else a very clean and tight copy. 233pp. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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The Works of John Bunyan. With an Introduction to each Treatise, Notes, and a Sketch of His Life, Times & Contemporaries. In Three Volumes., BUNYAN, John; OFFOR, George;
33 BUNYAN, John; OFFOR, George; The Works of John Bunyan. With an Introduction to each Treatise, Notes, and a Sketch of His Life, Times & Contemporaries. In Three Volumes.
Glasgow, Edinburgh & London, Blackie & Son, 1859 
3 vols; Hardback, Tall 8vo. (approx 10 x 7 ins.) In dark green full morocco leather bindings with gilt lettering; raised banding and gilt panel decoration to spines. Gilt and black line panelling to boards and embossed and printed designs to fronts and rears of boards, gilt inner dentelles and edging. All page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners a little bumped and rubbed, Some minor rubbing to edges and spines. Spines slightly darkened. Some minor rubbing and marks to boards. Some slight darkening/light foxing to frontispeices, a couple of very minor handling marks, else inside pages and plates all very clean and tight throughout. 771+ 758 + 790pp. Profusely illustrated with b&w engraved plates, title pages and vignettes, Some smaller illustrations within text. Tissue guards to frontispieces. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Love, War and Fancy. The Customs and Manners of the East from writings on the Arabian Nights.  Edited and Introduced by Kenneth Walker., BURTON, SIR RICHARD:
34 BURTON, SIR RICHARD: Love, War and Fancy. The Customs and Manners of the East from writings on the Arabian Nights. Edited and Introduced by Kenneth Walker.
Kimber. London. 1964 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. Bound in grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small chip to lower front fore edge. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges affecting first few pages. Else a clean and tight copy. 288pp. This collection was originally published as part of Burton’s 16 volume set of the Arabian Nights. They reflect how intensely he was fascinated by the East and his uncompromising outspokenness. Ground breaking sexual revelations that shocked Victorian England. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Hudibras. Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended With Several Additions and Annotations., BUTLER, SAMUEL:
35 BUTLER, SAMUEL: Hudibras. Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended With Several Additions and Annotations.
London. 1709 
Size 4.5 x 7.75 inches. In full calf leather binding. Raised bands. In good condition. Spine strengthened with old cloth repair, now rubbed and split. Boards and edges rubbed. Splits to hinges. One plate loose. One plate missing. Occasional small marks. In three parts, individually numbered. With b/w engraved plates. Hudibras is a mock epic satire on the Roundheads, puritans and their associates. It tells of the adventures of the Knight, Hudibras, who is both bigoted and stupid. 
Price: 68.00 GBP
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished. Four Volumes In Two., CARLYLE, THOMAS:
36 CARLYLE, THOMAS: Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished. Four Volumes In Two.
London, Chapman & Hall, 1888 “Reprinted from Stereotype Plates” 
2 volumes. Hardback. 7.5 x 5 ins. Half bound in blue calf leather with marbled paper covered boards. Red and Brown morocco leather spine labels lettered in gilt; with raised banding and gilt flower decorations to spines. Gilt line detailing to boards, marbled page edges and endpapers. In very good condition. Spines rubbed and darkened. Rubbing to edges and corners. Some marks and fading to boards. A couple of chips to edges. Neat inscription “Louisa Gerstley” to front endpapers. Some foxing spots to title pages and first few pages of each volume, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. --- Collection of essays on various subjects, including; German literature, Voltaire, Gothe, Schiller, Boswell, Johnson, Count Cagliostro, French Revolution, Sir Walter Scott, Opera and more. 299 + 337pp & 300 + 375pp. With portrait pasted into Vol 1. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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John Cowper Powys: Novelist., CAVALIERO, Glen;
37 CAVALIERO, Glen; John Cowper Powys: Novelist.
Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1973 1st ed 
Hardback. Approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine faded, rubbing to edges. Price clipped.) Neat owners label to front endpaper. Some neat notations, else a very clean and tight copy. 195pp 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Jesus on a Stick, COCHRANE, Ian;
38 COCHRANE, Ian; Jesus on a Stick
Routledge & Kegan Paul. London 1975 1st 
Size 8x5 inches. In light brown paper covered boards wit hblack lettering to spine. With original dustwrapper. In near fine condition with excellent dustwrapper (DW in plastic sleeve,small nick to rear corner.) no marks or inscriptions. 166pp. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time. Edited with textual and bibliographical notes by Ernest Hartley Coleridge. In two volumes. Vol I: Poems, Vol II: Dramatic Works and Appendices., COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR:
39 COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR: The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time. Edited with textual and bibliographical notes by Ernest Hartley Coleridge. In two volumes. Vol I: Poems, Vol II: Dramatic Works and Appendices.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1912 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends with split to front edge Vol I. Foxing spots. Slightly rubbed along edges. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to frone endpapers, dated 1944. Old repairs with sticky tape to front hinges. Else clean and tight copies. Two volumes. With portrait frontis to vol I. Complete works of Coleridge with plays, and fragments, copious notes, appendices and a bibliography. Scarce with dustwrappers. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Dark Companion., COOKSON, G.M.:
40 COOKSON, G.M.: The Dark Companion.
Privately printed. 1940 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In grey limp card covers. In very good condition. Covers slightly browned and creased at edges. Mild foxing to edges. Else clean and tight inside. 32pp. The star Procyon has a dark companion, and the two revolve round each other in a period of forty years. A dialogue poem between Procyon and his dark companion. They debate religion and war. Oxford, Berkshire, Kent, Paris, Rome, Jordan, Jerusalem. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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